The Better Business Bureau is warning Verizon Wireless customers
about a dangerous phishing scam. Solicitations are coming via Verizon text messages asking users to call a New York based number and
references U.S. Direct Express, a legitimate debit card program ran by
the U.S. Treasury.
When customers dial the number they are asked to
provide a credit card number. Phishing scams like this are to gain
access to people's financial information and accounts and to steal their
identity. You're urged to report this kind of fraud attempt to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-922-0204.